When I went to the theater to see “the Sun is Also a Star” I wasn’t too sure if I would like it or not, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a movie about two teenagers whose paths cross when Daniel (Charles Melton) saves Natasha’s (Yara Shahidi) life. Daniel, a son of South Korean immigrants, believes in “meant to be”, so when he meets Natasha, who does not believe in destiny, he only has one hour to make her fall in love with him and convince her that love exists.
The story takes place in New York City, so it’s a fun setting. Throughout the movie you follow the two along their journey, stopping at lots of different locations along the way. The way it was put together you feel like you’re actually in New York with them, which was really neat. The unique cinematography, sounds effects, and ever changing locations were really the icing on the cake. It set the tone for the whole movie. The bustling city noises and calming parks transport you to the city. It’s really cool how they tie several stories into one.
Daniel’s charming character and Natasha’s sassy personality compliment each other nicely and create a lot of funny moments. The whole theater was drawn in the whole time. You never get bored.
The two are both navigating their lives and figure out their career paths, so the movie has two main messages: “open your heart up to destiny” and be true to yourself. I really like how it was a love story being told but had so many important messages tied up in one.
There was only a little bit of swearing and inappropriate language, and violence only once. I would say it depends on the kid, but it’s probably fine for most kids ages 11 and up, but the older they are the more enjoyable the film will be. I would definitely recommend “the Sun is Also a Star” to anyone who is looking for a fun and comedic romance. You don’t have to watch it in a theater, you could see it at home, but the theater really enhanced the film, making you feel like you were a part of it. The huge New York City skyline was so beautiful. I’d say if you can see it at the theater, it’s worth it.
Natasha starts to like Daniel, but there’s a problem. Her family is being deported the next day. The two scramble to try and reverse it, and Daniel doesn’t give up on making her fall for him. Will they succeed? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.